When you get to a certain (wine-drinking) age, the only socially acceptable way to still go trick or treating is if you’re bringing kids. And sure, maybe walking around in a costume and asking your neighbors for candy isn’t exactly your cup of tea at this point in your life, but who says kids are the only ones who deserve treats on Halloween? Besides, you’re going to want something to pair with that wine you’re drinking (come on, we know you are!).
That’s why we teamed up with The Future of Junk Food – a pop up dinner party where Chefs Samuel Monsour and Mark O’Leary recreate your favorite childhood junk food with local, seasonal ingredients – to whip up some grown-up Halloween treats. And of course, we’ll help you out with the wine pairings.
First up, Spooky Worms in Dirt Ice Cream. This is Chef Sam’s take on one of our personal favorite Halloween party treats. Pair this up with our Lot 98 Riesling for an extra sweet treat, or our Prosecco to complement the variety of flavors in the dish.
Next up is Phish Cakes (stay with us here)! When it comes to grown-up treats, Ben & Jerry’s is king, but Chef Mark takes it a step further and makes the Phish food we know and love into baked goods. We like his style, and would recommend pairing this dish up with a juicy red to complement the cocoa (like our Big Red Blend) or a glass of sparkling Moscato for a refreshingly light and sweet contrast.
Now invite your friends over for a little Hallo-wine soiree, or simply enjoy these special treats after you’ve taken your little ones out trick-or-treating. After all, grown ups need treats too.
Do you have any special Halloween treats you like to make? Want to know what kind of wine you should pair with that Reese’s cup you stole from your kid’s candy stash? Let us know in the comments, or on Facebook or Twitter.
“We're currently in the midst of a national tour, taking our pop-up dining series to 6 major food cities throughout America, all of which could not be accomplished without our forward thinking sponsor Kitchensurfing—an online marketplace allowing diners to connect, conceptualize and create their own private events catered by some of their city's most talented chefs.
Recently named Boston's Best Pop-Up by The Improper Bostonian, our 5-7 course tasting dinners are each set at a different restaurants and feature unique menus. We're still recreating everyone's favorite junk food with hyper local, seasonal ingredients, but this time around, we're also using higher end ingredients like truffles, foie, uni and caviar, as well as offering beverage pairings.
We do dinners once a month, so follow us on social media if you're interested in staying up-to-date!”